Following Earth Day recently, the latest data confirms that Bentley continues to make great strides in reducing its annual environmental impact.
characters from Bentley The Dream Factory of cars in Crewe has revealed that the British brand is on its way to becoming the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand. The latest available data recorded at the company’s headquarters shows an impressive overall reduction in the environmental impact of each vehicle when comparing the 2021 data with the 2020 numbers, although Bentley Production volume increased by 38.3 percent in the same period. This contributes to an overall decrease of 76.7 percent per vehicle since 2010.
A series of continuous plant improvements since 2010 served as the background to the release of these new numbers, such as Bentley Focuses on the basic principles of reduction and reuse.
The amount of water used at the plant was reduced by 26.6% in 2021, thanks mainly to significant investment in water capture measures and the installation of water recycling systems. Some of this decrease is also due to reduced ‘domestic’ water use at the site, due to a greater proportion of colleagues working from home during the pandemic.
However, a second water collection tank – with a capacity to provide an additional 1,800 liters of rainwater per day – was installed on the roof of the new Center of Excellence to finish vehicles. The new tank will also be connected to the water reverse osmosis system in the paint shop and will directly serve the toilet facilities in the new manufacturing finishing area.
The new data also shows a 70.2 percent reduction in CO2 emissions in beams lane The location where everything Bentley built models. The decline is largely due to Bentley Use of green gas and biofuels in on-site logistics vehicles. The numbers further improve on the plant’s previous CO2 reductions, thanks to the use of energy generated from the company’s extensive on-site solar PV system.
in january, Bentley He confirmed that the system, which currently consists of about 31,500 panels, will be extended further.
Energy consumption per vehicle was reduced by 17.2 percent, thanks to a continued focus on efficiency, the use of green gas, and the effect of a more efficient boiler system.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – substances often found in items such as adhesives – were also reduced by 17.5 percent. Bentley It plans to invest in new technologies on site to reduce this number further over the next 12 months.
Peter BushMember of the Manufacturing Board of Directors at Bentley Engines, explains:
Our Beyond100 strategy focuses on ensuring Bentley is a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility. These recent encouraging numbers show that our manufacturing strategy’s continued focus on reducing waste, water and energy use is paying off by bringing significant change annually.
“Our site is truly carbon neutral, and the spirit behind our Dream Factory concept is to go zero in terms of environmental impact. We are planning more solar panels and investing in VOC mitigation in 2022, to make Crewe the most sustainable site ever.
“In the longer term, the £2.5 billion investment we announced in January 2022 will help us transform our facilities even further, bringing together the unique fusion of craftsmanship, customer interaction and the experience of colleagues to build a platform for the first Bentley BEV.”